Jason Stockley has his picture taken after Judge Tim Wilson declared the former St. Louis police officer not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017.

(Photo by Cristina M. Fletes/St. Louis Post-Dispatch/TNS/Sipa USA)

Jason Stockley Files Suit Against Former Circuit Attorney, Police Detective

The suit claims defamation and malicious prosecution, and misrepresentation and intentional disregard of evidence.

June 06, 2018 - 5:02 pm
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, found not guilty by Judge Timothy Wilson in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith, has filed suit.
 
Stockley is suing former Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce and a St. Louis Police Internal Affairs detective. The suit claims defamation and malicious prosecution, and misrepresentation and intentional disregard of evidence.
 
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Stockley contends Joyce lied to a judge when she told him there was new evidence, in order to arrest him.
 
Smith was shot and killed in 2011, and Joyce charged Stockley in 2016. He was found not guilty of first-degree murder last year.